Steve Bannon seems to be trying to carve out a new role for himself as a guru to Europe’s nationalist parties. He recently held court in Rome, granting an audience to various European “populists”. Now, in an interview with the French magazine, Valeurs Actuelles, he lays into Emmanuel Macron, who last week warned of the “rising leper”, the “nationalism that is being reborn, the closed border that some people are suggesting”.
“We have been called deplorables, obscurantists and now lepers…
The French are realising how much Macron has become an embarrassment. He’s a Rothschild banker who never made any money, the ultimate definition of a loser. He would sell his soul for nothing. Macron dreams of being somebody. He wants to be a historical global figure, he thinks he’s a new Napoleon. Except authority doesn’t come from the imagination, but from reality. And the reality is that Macron speaks while Salvini and Orban act.
Macron dedicates all his energy to trying to contain the populist wave and that’s all he’ll be remembered for. But it’s impossible to stop it. Macron’s expiry date is approaching fast!”